Android has always shared a healthy competition with iPhone. With each passing year, both of them have been getting better and better. If you have already made up your mind to get a new smartphone, then you should know the difference between iOS and Android, which is better, what are the functionalities and above all and which ones are more important to you.
iPhone is around from 2007 but still, iOS doesn’t support iPhone 4 or its predecessors. iOS runs only on iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
On the other hand, there is no such limitation for Android. The latest version of Android ships on any device from Samsung, Sony, HTC, Motorola to OnePlus. This means more choices are available as compared to iPhone.
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When it comes to cost for iOS and Android, the numbers speak themselves here. The iPhone 6 costs 639 USD for 16-gigabyte variant. Further for 64-gigabyte and 128-gigabyte versions, the cost can range to 749 and 849 US dollars respectively. Comparatively, you can have Samsung Galaxy s5 which will cost you 550 USD for a 16-gigabyte unlocked version and a 128-gigabyte microSD card for around 100 US Dollars. As such, a replaceable battery, and protection against water and dust for significantly less than you can grab an iPhone.
May it be iOS or Android, both possess this feature. Multitasking in an operating system allows a user to perform multiple computer tasks at a time. Multitasking is a common feature in smartphones today. Though available now on both Android and iPhone, it was not a part of iPhone earlier. Multitasking was available on iPhone from iPhone 4 which released in 2010 while multitasking was a part of Android right from version 1.0.
To make a point, Apple restricts the iPhone to its Apps store, and the capability of the iPhone to multitask is dependent on the Apps store classification
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Android phones are recognized for having big screens. The phones got bigger and bigger each year, shrinking the gap for big screen size between a tablet and a smartphone. But for many years, apple stuck to the 3.5-inch screen. With iPhone 5, Apple increased the screen size to 4 inches, but the width was kept the same. Then, they did it again, making the size to 4.7. Apple also released a phablet iPhone 6 Plus with screen size 5.5 inches.
No doubt Android gains a point here, and this not because there is some technical difference between the two but due to the fact that Android is open source. Although owned by Google, still Android is open for developers to develop apps. This is not the case in Apple because iOS apps must get an approval from their store.
Selecting one from the duo completely depends upon your personal preference. Apple fans will prefer the iOS because it will get perfectly integrated with other Apple products such as MacBook, and a laptop.
On paper, till May 2015, Google Play Store is packed with 1.5 million apps, while iPhone has 1.4 million apps available on its store. Android users are very well verse about the fact that many of the apps are awful and are of very poor quality. Coming to their counterparts, Apple has always faced a critical issue regarding flash and if you want to access sites that use it then Apple will not allow you to do so.
But, Android will allow you.
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Android OS Vs iPhone OS: Which is Better?
Frankly speaking, we merely discussed the functions and it is up to you, which one to opt depends upon your requirements and affordability. Both the platform are big rivals of each other but their rivalry is making big improvements in technology that’s for sure and this means it’s a win-win situation for all.